Zimbabwe vs India ODI Series | Deepak Chahar and Washington Sundar are back

KL Rahul was absent from the team as India will play three ODIs in Zimbabwe on August 18, 20 and 22.

KL Rahul was absent from the team as India will play three ODIs in Zimbabwe on August 18, 20 and 22.

Senior opener KL Rahul has been left out of India’s squad for the ODI series in Zimbabwe next month after aggravating his hamstring injury, a development that could put his T20 World Cup chances in jeopardy.

India will play 3 ODIs in Zimbabwe on August 18, 20 and 22.

Off-spinner Washington Sundar, who made an impressive start to his English county career with Lancashire, is back in the squad along with seamer Deepak Chahar after successfully completing rehabilitation from hamstring and back problems.

Chahar has now not played competitive cricket for five months and has also been ruled out for the 2022 IPL season.

“KL Rahul has recovered from Covid-19, but his hamstring injury has resurfaced. He was supposed to be picked for Zimbabwe, but a date for his comeback cannot be fixed now,” a senior BCCI source privy to the development told PTI. Saturday.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli, captain Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya have been rested from the tour as the World T20 is less than three months away as ODIs are not prioritized.

“Virat has spoken to the selectors that he will be available from the Asia Cup. The first team players don’t get rest from the Asia Cup until the end of the World T20. So it’s two weeks for them to rest after the West Indies tour,” the source said.

His return is expected as Washington has had a tough year due to a hand injury and a bout with Covid-19.

He has had a successful rehabilitation at NCA and in the three games he has played for Lancashire, he has already taken a five-wicket haul.

“As for Washington, he is India’s No. 1 finger spinner and never thought about when he would come back. He needs game time,” added the source.

In the absence of Rohit, Rahul and Pant, Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team as usual.

Most of the players who were part of the set-up were picked with rookie Rahul Tripathi getting his first call-up to the ODI squad after being part of the team in the Ireland T20Is.

Indian Team for 3 ODIs:

Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubham Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasid Krishna , Mohammad Siraj, Deepak Chahar.

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